Friday, July 8, 2016

Stampin'Up! Fresh Fruit Summer Tote Thank You Gift

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Today I am sharing a Summer Tote Thank You Gift made with the Stampin'Up! Fruit Stand Suite collection. My inspiration was the Water Infusion Bottles that are so popular lately. Fresh Water infused with Fresh Fruit, I think this can be a great oh so healthy Thank you gift for anyone! And the Fruit Stand Suite collection is perfect to create all kinds of cards and gift packaging.

To make this 3D fruit I stamped the strawberry image from the Fresh Fruit stamp set and cut it out an extra 1/8" larger. Since it needs to be symmetrical you cut it out in half to create a template, place this template (half of strawberry) on a folded piece of cardstock, trace and cut 8 pieces, then attach them side by side. For the leaves I used the Blossom Bunch larger flower. I embellished it with some Dazzling Diamonds and thick whisper white twine.

Here are some Instructions how to build the Tote Bag:
I cut a piece of Designer Paper 11" X 12" ( being the 11" the width of bag). 
Score on the 12" side at 1/2, 4-1/2, 7-1/2, 11-1/2. Fold the 1/2" scored lines towards the inside of the bag ( this is optional for a better finish on top edge of your tote) see picture above.

Draw a line 1/2 inch wide on both the edges of your tote bag this is where you will add some Tear and Tape Adhesive.

Cut 2 pieces of coordinating card stock at 3-1/2 X 11 and score on short side at 1/2". Score on long side at 4" and 7". Attach the pieces on each side of the main bag body overlapping at the 1/2" score line, as you see on picture above.

After attaching both pieces cut or snip the center tabs to the scored line only and glue these tabs to form the box.

You will end up with this rectangular box.

If you are using brads to attach the handles then you will adhere the top folded edges until you add the brads that hold the handles this way they will be covered nicely underneath.

Make a mark at center of bag and punch with a circle punch I used the 2" circle punch.

Attach your handles and then you adhere the folded edges in place.

The finished Tote Bag measures 11 wide X 4 tall X 3 deep.  The Note Card is 3 X 3.

I hope you like this project idea as much as I do, it really looks so cute and attractive once you see it finished.  I am planning to make more of these Summer Tote Bags for gifts using the coordinating colors of  the Fruit Stand Designer Paper. 
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Thank you so much for visiting and Have a Wonderful Weekend!


  1. I absolutely LOVE this great bag idea Olga! I agree that so many people are drinking the fruit infused water these days that this would be a perfect gift. Could you tell me where you purchased the bottle? :-)
    Thanks so much for sharing!
    June in KS

  2. Hello June, I purchased the Fruit Infuse Bottles on Ebay here is the link:
    Thank you so much for your comment and visiting, Have a Great Weekend!